Adapted from Dr. Judith Orloff's ” The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People,” a guidebook for empaths and all caring people who want to keep their hearts open in an often-insensitive world.
An empath absorbs the emotions of other people into their own bodies.
As an empath and psychiatrist, I know that feeling well.
Even though empaths may set excellent limits with energy vampires, it’s common for us to experience “emotional hangovers,” an energetic residue left
over from the interaction. Toxic emotions can linger long afterwards which make you feel exhausted, beset with brain-fog, or ill. When dealing with
drainers at work or at home, empaths often need time to recuperate later. In addition, try the following suggestions from my book “The Empath’s Survival Guide” to remove any hangover symptoms from an energy vampire encounter.
9 Strategies to Cure Emotional Hangovers
Whenever you suspect you’ve absorbed emotions from someone else and feel an emotional hangover coming on, practice these strategies. They’re a way of clearing
unwanted energy and emotions from your body.
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Judith Orloff, MD
author of The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People
, upon which her articles are based. Dr. Orloff
is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with
cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive
people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, the Oprah Magazine and USA Today. She is
a New York Times best-selling author of Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy,
and Guide to Intuitive Healing
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